McCown's longspur

noun Mc·Cown's longspur \mə̇ˈkau̇nz-\
variants: less commonly

McCown's bunting


Definition of McCown's longspur

  1. :  a brownish gray longspur (Rhynchophanes mccowni) of central North America with black markings on head, back, and throat and predominantly white underparts

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of mccown's longspur

after John P. McCown, 19th century American army officer

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up McCown's longspur? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!